A Citrus Producer - Almost
10 May 2018

A Citrus Producer - Almost

The trees are in, and growing!

After many years of talking about it, Stuart and his family have finally taken the plunge and invested in citrus production. The purchase of 4 hectares of ground in the Riverland is a small but significant step into primary production. 

Ag Dynamics engaged for Almond IPM and IDM Projects
4 May 2018

Ag Dynamics engaged for Almond IPM and IDM Projects

Stuart to support two new pest and disease projects in the almond industry.

The almond industry, through Hort Innovation, has recently contracted two new projects aimed at improving management of pests and diseases in orchards, and post-harvest. Ag Victoria are leading these projects.

Hort Innovation awards Ag Dynamics pistachio project
25 September 2017

Hort Innovation awards Ag Dynamics pistachio project

Understanding and managing insect pests of pistachio orchards

Pistachio orchards in Australia are largely free of damaging insect pests, but the industry is being proactive by assessing what potential pests may be present but are yet to emerge into economically damaging levels. Ag Dynamics, together with Swan Hill Chemicals have been awarded the project to investigate these potential pests, across orchards in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. The project commenced in September 2017 and will run for 2 years.

Almond Planting Time
26 June 2017

Almond Planting Time

Major Developments Leading to rapid Expansion

Stuart is involved with a major development in the Riverland of South Australia. 

Ag Dynamics - Biosecurity Expertise
19 May 2017

Ag Dynamics - Biosecurity Expertise

Stuart Pettigrew has recently led biosecurity surveys on behalf of Agriculture Victoria and The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Ag Dynamics has many years of experience in the areas of biosecurity, industry engagement and horticultural production. Through these activities, we have also developed a large number of partnerships with other service providers throughout Australia.

Information on the recent surveillance in the Northern Territory can be found HERE

Super High Density Almonds in Spain
10 May 2017

Super High Density Almonds in Spain

Is SHD plantings the future of almond production?

In mid-2017, Stuart visited Spain to review Super High Density (SHD) almond production. Stuart was hosted by Agromillora, a global nursery business producing a range of tree species for high density plantings, including olives and almonds in Australia.

Citrus Biosecurity Project
8 May 2017

Citrus Biosecurity Project

The Citrus Biosecurity Project that Stuart Pettigrew has been engaged with since October 2013 has now been completed. The project was extended until May 2017, and included work on increasing surveillance for exotic pest threats across northern regions of Australia.

Review of EnviroVeg Programme
20 March 2017

Review of EnviroVeg Programme

Ag Dynamics provides independent assessment of Enviroveg

Enviroveg is the industry owned certification scheme to assist growers to improve their production practices. In September 2016, Stuart Pettigrew conducted an Independent Assessment of Impact on behalf of AUSVEG.

The Enviroveg programme has now received further funding, and will continue to support vegetable growers in providing the best products possible to the market.

Farm Biosecurity Reviews
18 September 2016

Farm Biosecurity Reviews

Protecting your asset through improved biosecurity

Ag Dynamics have begun providing farm biosecurity assessments for growers in horticultural industries. Farm biosecurity is critical for managing pests - both endemic and exotic.

Biosecurity Business Case for Viticulture
20 October 2015

Biosecurity Business Case for Viticulture

Developing a sustainable funding mechanism for viticulture biosecurity

Ag Dynamics has been engaged by Wine Grape Growers Australia to prepare a 'Business Case and Strategic Plan for Viticulture Biosecurity'. 

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